Certified First Assistant at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 4/22/2022


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    Sebring, FL
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    1 - Day

Job Description


All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Benefits from Day One
  • Paid Days Off from Day One
  • Student Loan Repayment Program
  • Career Development
  • Mental Health Resources and Support
  • Debt-free Education* (Certifications and Degrees without out-of-pocket tuition expense)

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Location: Sebring, FL

The community you’ll be caring for: AdventHealth Sebring Medical Group

  • Surrounded by beautiful Lakes, Golf Courses and Florida’s oldest State Park
  • Close knit community with a home town family feel
  • 2 hours to just about any beach on either Coast

The role you’ll contribute:

Prepares and maintains the surgical area, scrubs and is first assistant to the physician during procedures, assists the RN in technical functions related to patient care in the OR and assists in the training of others and functions as a resource within the department. 

The value you’ll bring to the team:

You Will Be Responsible For:

Positioning the patient

   A. The surgeon shall convey the exact position that will give the best exposure for the surgical procedure. The surgical assistant will carry out this order. Consideration will be given to the patient’s comfort and safety.

   B. Points of pressure shall be padded: elbows, heels, knees, eyes, face, and axillary region.

   C. Circulation shall not be impaired. (A tourniquet may be required for some procedures.)

   D. Nerve damage shall be guarded against.

   E. The temperature of the patient should be discussed with the anesthesia personnel and methods employed to maintain the desired temperature range.

   F. The surgical assistant shall be familiar with common positions related to the surgical procedure and will be able to use the equipment necessary to provide the position.

       Competencies will include the following:

           (1) Fracture tables

           (2) Head stabilizers

           (3) Body stabilizers

           (4) C-arm extensions

           (5) Any other equipment needed


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:

  • High School education or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of an accredited Surgical Technology Course.
  • Four years’ experience as a Surgical Technologist prior to CFA


  • Completion of Certified Surgical Assisting Program
  • Robotic Experience


  • Certification as a First Assistant by one of following:
  • National Board of Surgical Technician and Surgical Assistant (NBSTA) or
  • American Board of Surgical Assistant. (ABSA) or
  • National Commission for the Certification of Surgical Assistant (NCCSA)
  • American Heart Association BLS

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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